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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1979 [Playlist]

Since we tend to organize years into decades, 1979 is naturally assigned to the ’70s. But many of the songs we played on Flashback sound more like the early ’80s rather than the album rock […]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1985 [Playlist]

It was a year when musicians donated their time and talents to major fundraising projects, with Live Aid in London and Philadelphia (that’s the Wembley stage in the photo), Farm Aid, USA for Africa, and […]


The rumors were true: number 23 hung up his baseball cleats and returned to the Bulls in March, 1995. 
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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1995 [Playlist]

The musicians of the midwest were well represented in 1995: this week’s show included Wilco, Son Volt, Garbage, the Freddy Jones Band, John Prine, Sonia Dada, Veruca Salt, Poi Dog Pondering, and the top album […]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1969 [Playlist]

It was an historic year for space travel and a pivotal year for music. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, fulfilling President Kennedy’s vow to get there before the decade ended. (And […]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

In the year that saw the death of the King, music was re-energized. Debut releases from artists like Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, the Clash, and others offered an invigorating challenge to the predictable mainstream rock bands of the mid-70s.


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” has been mentioned more than a few times during coverage of the Sochi Games, and for good reason. That semi-final match pitting U.S. collegiate underdogs against the mighty Soviet Union […]



Flashback: The Making of “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc [Listen]

Johnny Mars will be behind the board for Saturday Morning Flashback — 1977. He just dropped my a line saying he’s going to give a spin to 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love,” early in the show. This is a track full of 70s studio magic and worth checking out in more detail.

If you have a few free minutes, watch this short documentary on the making of the song below and how the band used vocal loops the create the breathy atmosphere that makes this recording so unique.



Saturday Morning Flashback: 5/11/13 [Playlist]

Next week: 1983 This Week’s Playlist: 1992 Song – Artist Steam – Peter Gabriel Love – The Sundays Friday I’m in Love – The Cure Beneath the Damage and the Dust – Peter Himmelman Saturday […]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 5/4/13 [Playlist]

1975. The Vietnam war finally ended, Mayor Richard J. Daley was reelected to an unprecedented 5th term, Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and by the end of the year, […]



Saturday Morning Flashback: 4/20/13 [Playlist]

1971: The new decade was just starting to rise from the shadows of the tumultuous ’60s. But let’s not get overly dramatic. The essence of 1971 was a lot of great music that holds up […]



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